England: Elaine Hill
With a single point advantage, John Atkinson and Wisk won the Ryedale nursery held at Egton.
Overall the Texel cross ewes were good to handle but they could be awkward at the lift and at the turn into the left-hand drive where, at times, they would face up to the dogs. Dan Purtill judged the entry of 31.
Ian Murdoch and Parksfarm Moss set the standard with a good run that scored 84 points. John and Wisk (J. Richardson’s Sal and Staff) ran at 22. Wisk ran out well and lifted his sheep without fault. He kept a good line up the fetch and had a tight turn into the drive.
After holding his sheep in the mouth of the pen for several moments he secured them to gain 85 points. John bought Wisk about six months ago from Derek Cheetham who had been using him for shepherding work. Wisk gained his first nursery title at Egton Show in August and then went on to win the nursery class at Kildale Show, early September.
At the two day Rainow Charity Hill Trial the dogs had three hills to negotiate over the 1,000-yard gather. Most dogs needed numerous commands to get them to their sheep. Once lifted the shearlings were brought down the diagonal fetch and taken over a short drive before the trial was concluded at the pen.
Over the two days £600 was raised for the Air Ambulance. On Saturday James Dumbleton and Sid were the clear winners, while on Sunday Anni Ritakallio was not only placed first with Cherry but also took second placing with Come-bye Jazz.
RYEDALE, Egton, North Yorkshire (Judge, D. Purtill, Glaisdale) Nursery (31 ran) 1, J. Atkinson (Escrick) Wisk, 85 of 90; 2, I. Murdoch (Sutton on Forest) Parksfarm Moss, 84; 3, R. Jewitt (Naburn) Queen, 81; 4, G. Blyth (Roos) Calderdale Sid, 77; 5, J. Goulder (Pickering) Valmis Jupiter, 75; 6, A. Mosey (Coulton) Bill, 74.
RAINOW Charity Hill Trial, Summerclose Farm, Saltersford, Macclesfield, Cheshire (Judge, C. Pickford, Rainow) Saturday Open (30 ran) 1, J. Dumbleton (Bollington) Sid, 80 of 130; 2, A. Williams (Penmachno) Max, 55; 3, A. Ritakallio (Burton) Come-bye Jazz, 49; 4, A. Von Dinther (Whitchurch) Jake, 46; 5, D. Pickford (Rainow) Mirk, 42; 6, J. Mellor (Hayfield) Lucky, 31.
(Judge, J. Fletcher, Chesterfield) Sunday Open (25 ran) 1, A. Ritakallio Cherry, 120 of 130; 2, A. Ritakallio, Come-bye Jazz, 118; 3, G. Jones (Llanarmon DC) Cap, 110; 4, J. Mellor, Lucky, 105; 5, E. Jones (Llanarmon DC) Jim, 99; 6, D. Wood (Derwent Valley) Sal, 94.
NORTHUMBERLAND League, Shirlawhope, Longframlington (Judge, G. Rogerson, Wooler) Nursery (19 ran) 1, D. Henderson (Allendale) Jill, 87 of 100; 2, S. Smith (Seahouses) Gail, 81; 3, B. Jordan (Whitfield) Shasta, 78; 4, B. Jordan, Bozo, 77; 5, J. Pattinson (Bardon Mill) Black, 75; 6, T. Iley (Longframlington) Maz, 73. Best novice, C. McNulty (Wooler) Kim. Best new handler, C. Pattinson (Bardon Mill) Jean.
FYLDE, Rooten Brook, Quernmore, Lancaster (Judge, B. Dodd, Selside) Nursery (36 ran) 1, A. Kyme (Lumb) Dan, 83 of 90; 2, V. Ibbotson (Oakworth) Hilston Sally, 82; 3, G. Redpath (Dacre) Zoe, 81; 4, R. Watson (Millom) Cap, 80; 5, A. Salisbury (Birstwith) Lad, 74 OLF; 6, C. Mellin (Oakworth) Rainow Max, 74.
TRAWDEN, Pott Yeats Farm, Littledale, Lancashire (Judge, T. Birkett, Carnforth) Nursery (47 ran) 1, D. Purdham (Holmrook) Jess, 82 of 90; 2, I. Ibbotson (Oakworth) Jim, 81; 3, C. Kempson (Cowpe) Fleet, 79; 4, S. Cropper (Deerplay) Sid, 78; 5, Thomas Longton (Quernmore) Oz, 77; 6, Richard Hutchinson (Littledale) Big, 76.
DEVON and CORNWALL Match, Bittaford, Ivybridge, Devon, (Judge, J. Whiteley, West Lydford) Open Maltese cross (21 ran) 1, J. Watson (Postbridge - Devon) Zac, 89 of 100; 2, J. Watson, Taff, 81; 3, B. Watson (North Tawton - Devon) Max, 77; 4, T. Hopper (Veryan - Cornwall) Bruce, 66. Team 1, Devon 351; 2, Cornwall 253. Open driving (18 ran) 1, J. Nicholls (Buckland Brewer – Devon) Tan, 92 of 100; 2, B. Watson, Jay, 90; 3, J. Harper (Jacobstowe – Devon) Scruff, 87; 4, B. Palmer (Camelford – Cornwall) Meg, 84; 5, D. Cole (Bittaford – Devon) Moss, 83; 6, J. Watson, Joe, 81. Team 1, Devon 351; 2, Cornwall 317.
ROMNEY MARSH, Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge, Kent (Judge, A. Jackman, Brockham) Open 1, M. Banham (Chipstead) Molly, 78 of 100; 2, W. Van Dongen (Belgium) Sean, 77; 3, R. Moore (Ditchling) Ink, 72; 4, T. Foster (Creaton) Mist, 71 OLF; 5, S. Walker (Stelling Minnis) Quill, 71; 6, R. Moore, Joe, 70. Novice, 1, J. Woolston (Horley) Mirk.
RYEDALE, Roxby, North Yorkshire (Judge, W. Young, Crosscliffe) Nursery (22 ran) 1, C. Cutler (Easby) Beth, 82 of 90; 2, J. Simpson (Hutton Rudby) Jill, 81; 3, G. Blyth (Roos) Calderdale Roy, 80; 4, J. Atkinson (Escrick) Wisk, 79; 5, I. Murdoch (Sutton on Forest) Parksfarm Moss, 78 OLF; 6, G. Blyth, Calderdale Sid, 78.
NORTHERN, East Mellwaters, Bowes, Co Durham (Judge, R. Jewitt, Naburn) Nursery (31 ran) 1, R. Green,(Redmire) Tanhill Bute, 73 of 90; 2, D. Purdham (Holmrook) Jess, 72; 3, L. Morland (Hamsterley) Ted, 69; 4, R. Dupuy (Bowes) Midget, 67; 5, R. Dupuy Tess, 66; 6, M. Metcalfe (Wharton) Jim, 65. Novice (7 ran) 1, R. Dupuy, Pip, 75 of 90 OLF; 2, S. Atkinson (Waitby) Gem, 75; 3, M. Metcalfe, Boris, 75. New handler 1, S. Roper (Holmrook) Skye.
NORTH WESTMORLAND, Raise Lodge, Wigton, Cumbria (Judge, P. Howe, Hawick) Nursery (52 ran) 1, D. Scrimgeour (Wigton) Lyn, 81 of 90; 2, A. Baines (South Stainmore) Tanhill Ruby, 69; 3, K. Cropper (Shap) Jim, 67; 4, A. Foster (Cartmel Fell) Bill, 66; 5, D. Scrimgeour, Dot, 65; 6, A. Temple (Holmrook) Jess, 64. Novice, 1, D. Scrimgeour, Finn, 72 of 90; 2, E. Wills (Embleton) Misty, 71; 3, A. Foster, Cap, 66; 4, A. Bradley (Crosthwaite) Glenalla Raven, 65. New handler 1, M. Fearon (Borrowdale) Del; 2, M. Jones (Howtown) Pip.
SLACKSDALE, Peak Forest, Derbyshire (Judge, P. Exelby, Nun Appleton) Nursery (51 ran) 1, J. Gilman (Bosley) Bonny, 84 of 90; 2, D. Wood (Derwent Valley) Lyn, 83; 3, S. Wilkinson (Thurgoland) Huthwaite Kep, 80; 4, P. Williams (Treuddyn) Meg, 79; 5, W. Bell (Earby) Jack, 78; 6, M. Hallam (High Peak) Uplands Cap, 77. Novice, 1, G. Birchenall (Chinley) Dan, 83 of 90; 2, J. Hussey (Alderley Edge) Highgate Hill, 82; 3, P. Williams, Scott, 81. Young handler, T. Gregory (Peak Forest) Meg, 41 of 90. Beginner, P. Helm, Star, 65 of 90.
EAST ANGLIA, Castle Rising, Kings Lynn (Judge, F. Chapman, Docking) Nursery (18 ran) 1, E. Thornally (Worlington) Moss, 69 of 90 OLF; 2, E. Hawkins (Ipswich) Jess, 69; 3, G. Baldry (Hillington) Craig, 65; 4, M. Jenkins (Shadwell) Indi, 63. Novice (3 ran) 1, E. Hawkins, Cass, 94 of 100; 2, J. Gregory (Milden) Bob, 58. Open (11 ran) 1, G. Baldry, Finn, 91 of 100; 2, P. Cleary (Spalding) Shep, 90; 3, E. McBride (Grantham) Joe, 82; 4, C. Neal (Wormegay) Dexter, 77.
Scotland: Sine Robertson
Cameron Dickson’s Straid Star got the measure of the challenging Blackface ewes at Sanquhar.
Star worked well outbye and walked them calmly round the course with only minor wavers on the fetch and drive and finished the winning run with a good chute and shed.
Well behaved gimmers at Kinross stayed together well, so were hard to separate at the shed, but a ruined dyke running across the course brought some dogs in on their outrun.
Murray McTeir gave Mak a whistle on his outrun to keep him clear of the dyke and he worked well from there. Trying to make a neat turn though the first drive gate, Mak put the sheep slightly below the line, but soon corrected that.
The pen was good, and although Mak was a little hesitant at the shed and needed encouragement to take his sheep off, he earned first place.
KIRKCONNEL and SANQUHAR (Judge, W. Cook, Dalrymple) Open (41 ran) 1, C. Dickson (Coldingham) Straid Star, 96; 2, J.R. Welsh (Dalrymple) Cree, 93; 3, A. Stewart (Lockerbie) Tweed, 92; 4, C Caygill (Wigtownshire) Luck, 92; 5, I. McMillan (Newton Stewart) Lamp, 91; 6, T. Blacklock (Sorn) Cap, 89.
KINROSS (Judge, A. Sim, Parks of Aldie) Open (40 ran) 1, M. McTeir (Oxton) Mak, 94; 2, T. Welsh (Patna) Sam, 93; 3, I.M. Brownlie (Bridge of Cally) Tib, 90; 4, H. Johnstone (Fyvie) Fellgate Bella, 89; 5, M. McTeir (Oxton) Bob, 88; 6, I.M. Brownlie (Bridge of Cally) Lia, 86; £330 raised for Alzheimer Scotland.
LOCHCARRON (Judge, I. MacDonald, Staffin) Open (46 ran) 1, S. Renwick (Inverbroom) Rocci, 93; 2, I. MacKay (Leanach) Bonnie, 91; 3, E.C. MacKinnon (Lochcarron) Glenalla Maddie, 90; 4, H. MacLean (Culloden) Dan, 89; 5, J. MacLachlan (Spean Bridge) Ben, 86; 6, S. Renwick (Inverbroom) Dice, 85. Young handler, novice, 1, F. Renwick (Inverbroom) Fly; 2, S.Banting (Lochcarron) Maid.
TINGWALL, SHETLAND (Judge, M.C. Hughson, Scalloway) Open (30 ran) 1, G. Clark (Burravoe) Mell, 93/100; 2, W. Morrison (West Yell) Tanhill Will, 87 Outbye; 3, A.J. Hughson (Brunthamarsland) Faye, 87; 4, A.W.P. Hughson (Brunthamarsland) Cassie, 86; 5, W. Morrison (West Yell) Nell, 85; 6, A. Fraser (Cullswick) Jan, 83. Limit, 1, C. Williamson (Ollaberry) Moss, 54/60; 2, G. Clark (Burravoe) Scott, 50; 3, C. Williamson (Ollaberry) Dean, 48. Championship, 1, A.J. Hughson (Brunthamarsland) Bob, 106/110; 2, W. Morrison (West Yell) Tanhill Will, 88; 3, W. Morrison (West Yell) Nell, 74.
FETLAR (Judge, M.C. Hughson, Scalloway) Open (27 ran) 1, J Ramsay (Ollaberry) Tam, 86/100; 2, J. Ramsay (Ollaberry) Cap, 82; 3, G. Clark (Burravoe) Jock, 72; 4, W. Morrison (West Yell) Nell, 69; 5, G. Clark (Burravoe) May, 68; 6, O. Brown (Yell) Rab, 64. Limit, 1, J. Ramsay (Ollaberry) Drift, 47/60; 2, P. Fowler (Fetlar) Peg, 41; 3, K. Williamson (Lunna) Strim 40. Championship, 1, O. Brown (Yell) Rab, 89/110; 2, G. Clark (Burravoe) Jock, 87; 3, R. Anderson (Ollaberry) Spot, 86.
Wales: Christine Hall
CASTLEFIELD GLOS/GWENT (Judge R. Lewis) Nursery, 1, A. Blackmore (Ledbury) Ren, 21; 2, G. Jones (Argoed) Craig, 43; 3, S. Currie (Tredegar) Floss, 44 OLF; 4, A. Blackmore, Nip, 44; 5, J. Garland (Cwmbran) Sanduck Jake, 45; 6, R. Mumford (Tredegar) Jack, 48. Novice, 1, A. Blackmore, Spottie, 26; 2, J. Garland, Sanduck Jake, 29; 3, A. Blackmore, Rocky, 32; 4, N. Matthews (Tredegar) Marie 34; 5, N. Matthews, Bob, 36; 6, A. Blackmore, Cash, 39.
EGLWYSBACH (A. Roberts) Class 1, 1, G. LL. Jones (Cerrigydrudion) Bob; 2, R.E. Roberts (Abergele) Mac; 3, G. Pyrs (Padog) Eryri Nan; 4, M. Davidson (Llansadwrn) Sweep. Class 2, 1, E.P. Roberts (Padog) Kate; 2, R.E. Roberts (Abergele) Jo; 3, B. Jones (Hen Golwyn) Denwyn Roy; 4, D. Jones (Rowen) Don. Ladies, 1, G. Pyrs, Eryri Nan; 2: G. Pyrs, Kate; 3, B. Behr (Llansanan) Breeze. Young farmers, 1, G. Pyrs, Eryri Nan.
EGLWYSWEN, PEMBROKESHIRE (J. Walters) Nursery 1, J. Bowen (Tenby) Tess, 24; 2, C. Ridge (Narberth) Blue, 36 OLF; 3. I, Harries (Crymych) Preseli Fly, 36; 4, C. Soar (Marteltwy) Mali, 44; 5, T. Harries, Meg, 50.
HUNDRED HOUSE, RADNORSHIRE (Judge, V. Davies) Nursery, 1, G. Powell (Gladestry) Tess, 14; 2, G. Powell, Mott, 22; 3, K. Haker (Llandrindod Wells) Elsa, 24; 4, B. Pugh (Nantmel) Roy, 27; 5, M. Owen (Penybont) Annie, 28; 6, P. Tompkins (Llandrindod Wells) Roy, 29. Novice, 1, S. Pugh (Nantmel) Jill, 22; 2, K. Haker, Holly, 23; 3, B. Lewis (Llandrindod Wells) Fan, 25; 4, J. Simmons (Boughrood) Conner, 33.
PENBWLCH CEREDIGION (E. Lloyd) Nursery national, 1, E. L. Morgan (Aberystwyth) Craig, 18; 2, D. Jenkins (Talybont), Bill, 20; 3, D. Rees (Pontrhydfendigaid) Meg, 29; 4, B. Evans (Bronant) Nan, 33; 5, J. Price (Aberystwyth) Sam, 34. South Wales style, 1, E.L. Morgan, Craig, 9; 2, E.L. Morgan, Spot, 12; 3, D. Rees, Meg, 17; 4, A. Davies (Llangeitho) Floss, 18; 5, J. Davies (Lampeter) Alf, 19.
FFOS Y FRAN CARMARTHENSHIRE (K. Broad) Puppy class, 1, S. Lewis (Llanelli) Gwen, 20 OLF; 2, S. Lewis, Jess, 20; 3, M. Jones (Maesybont) Nan, 32; 4, O. Bennett (Cilycwm) Mai, 34; 5, M. Hemmings (Llanfynydd) Penny, 35; 6, T. Mallon (Glanamman) Lola, 39. Nursery class, 1, L. Williams (Llandeilo) Ned, 12; 2, H. Thomas (Llandeilo) Bel, 20 OLF; 3, 2, S. Lewis, Gwen, 20 OLF; 4, S. Lewis, Jess, 20; 5, C. Hall (Llandeilo) Pentwyncoch Cai, 28; 6, M. Jones, Nan, 32.
October 22. CORNWALL, Trewiggetts Trial, Open driving and open and novice maltese cross, Pennare Farm, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5PH, 9.30am start, entry closed. ROOTEN BROOK Open, Rooten Brook Farm, Quernmore, Lancaster, LA2 9EJ, 9am start, enter on field, catering, no limit on number of dogs per handler, proceeds to Cawthornes Endowed School.RYEDALE Nursery, Mountain Ash Farm, Glasidale, 10.30am start, enter on field by 1pm, more than one dog first by 12 noon. NORTHERN Nursery, committee novice and new handler, Hardraw, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LZ, about ½ mile east of Hardraw on the Askrigg road at turning to Buttertups Pass, 10am start, enter on field by 2pm, only one dog after 1pm, for three or more one to be booked in by 12 noon. HOLME Nursery, New Barn, Tockholes, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0PD, 9am start, enter on field, if running two dogs one to be booked in by 12 noon. TRAWDEN Nursery, Hadfield Farm, Ilkley, Leeds, LS29 9TB, 9.30am start, enter on field, if running two dogs one to be booked in by 12 noon. HIGHER WHITLEY Nursery, novice and beginner, School Lane, Higher Whitley, Cheshire, WA4 4QB, 9am start, enter on field by 12 noon.
October 23. CORNWALL, Veryan Trial, Double Fetch, Pennare Farm, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5PH, 9am start, entry closed.MID-SHIRES Double gather championship, Fai Farms, Wytham, Oxford, OX2 8QJ, 8.30am start, entry closed, catering.EDALE Charity open, Ollerbank Farm, Edale, Derbyshire, S37 7ZG, contact G. Wainwright, tel: 01433 651 471. BAMFORDNursery, novice and beginner, Shatton, Bamford, Derbyshire, 9am start, enter on field by 12 noon, catering. NORTH WESTMORLAND Nursery, novice and new handler, change of date and venue, Raise Lodge, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8LY, 9am start, enter on field by 1pm, for three dogs two to be booked in by 12 noon, novice confined to Cumbria.NORTHERN Nursery, committee novice and new handler, new venue, Broomhouse Farm, Witton Gilbert, between Lanchester and Durham, DH7 6TR, 10am start, enter on field by 2pm, only one dog after 1pm, for three or more one to be booked in by 12 noon. WEST CUMBRIA Nursery, novice and new handler, signed off A595 near Holmrook, Cumbria, 9am start, enter on field. WINDERMERE Nursery and new handler, signed off A595 north of Holmrook, 9.30am start, enter on field by 2pm.
October 22 PENCEFEN, Pembrokeshire Nursery Trial, Mwnt, SA43 1QB, contact Arthur Morgan, tel: 07721 786 292. CWM PENNANT, North Wales Nursery Heat 7, LL51 9AX, contact J.R. Jones, tel: 01766 530 440. CASTLEFIELD, Gloucester and Gwent Nursery trial, Craig Llwyn Road, Lisvane, CF14 0RP, contact R. Lewis, tel: 07818 037 740. GILFACH Y FRAN, Ceredigion Nursery Trial, Abermeurig, contact A. Hope, tel: 01570 470 458. PENCLYN FARM, Breconshire Nursery trial, Libanus, LD3 8ND, start 10am, contact B. Abery, tel: 01874 658 581.
October 23 GOYTRE FARM, Glamorgan Nursery, Port Talbot, SA13 2YN, start 10am, contact C. Millichap, tel: 07800 784 664. GLANGWENLAIS, Carmarthenshire nursery, Cilycwm, SA20 0TF, start 9am, contact L. Jones, tel: 07817 412 926.
October 29 DOLGELLAU, North Wales Nursery Heat 8 LL40 2AG, contact I. Thomas, tel: 01341 422 435. GLADESTRY, Radnorshire Nursery, contact J. Simmons, tel: 07871 198 052. TYNDDERWEN FARM, Ceredigion Nursery, Llanrhystud, SY23 5BE, start 9am, contact D. Jarman, tel: 01974 272 300.